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An Apple Stolen From Teacher and Soda Cans Shot

A look at unusual crimes this week in our Patch region

Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.

A Skokie man told police that two fraudulent accounts were opened in his name. One of the accounts was used to obtain a Citizens Bank Loan of $38,455 to purchase a boat, while the other account had a $2,638 Bloomingdales credit line.

An employee at a Glenview restaurant reported that a male picked up an order from the drive-up window and when he did, threw a drink he had ordered back at the employee.

A 17-year-old from Oak Park was charged with theft for allegedly taking an iPod from the desk of a teacher during class at .

A vehicle lost control in Highland Park, drove over the parkway, through a front yard and struck a garage. The 19-year-old driver was later identified and cited for failing to report the accident, according to police.

A Wilmette home was robbed of Xbox components and an iPod. The burglars also shot cans of Mountain Dew with an airsoft gun and then threw them out.

Someone yanked reflective posts out of the ground near a Northfield house and used them to batter the front door.

Unusual display of passion for print

A 35-year-old Niles woman said an unknown man phoned and began yelling at her, saying "Stop stealing my newspaper. This is your neighbor! If you don't stop stealing my newspaper I'm gonna come over there and take care of it!"

A Wilmette house was egged by three teens. The victim said her home had been egged about four times within the last three weeks.

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